August 31st, and Whakatane and Tauranga get together for a celebration of Haidong Gumdo with a grading followed by some practice in disciplines of the art that get missed out.
Congratulations to those who successfully graded. Trophies for top female and male practitioners:
- Whakatane – Alex (male), Brooke (female)
- Tauranga – Jack (male), Eunah (female)
After a “shared lunch”, the Dojang was set up for Bamboo cutting, Paper cutting and Archery.
Next grading – 14th December for Tauranga, with the 17th of December set aside for Whakatane.